Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment 2018

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment 2018 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-administrative association supporting help and improvement work in more than 99 nations around the globe.

CRS programs help people based on require, paying little respect to statement of faith, ethnicity or nationality.

CRS works through nearby church and non-church accomplices to execute its projects, in this manner, reinforcing and fabricating the limit of these accomplice associations is central to programs in each nation in which CRS works.

CRS re-built up nearness in Nigeria in 2000 and as of now concentrates on powerless kids, agribusiness, wellbeing and HIV, extractives and administration, and peace building programming.

CHIEF OF PARTY

JOB SUMMARY
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management, operations and coordination of all project activities, staff, consortium members and partners.

S/he will provide strategic, technical and programmatic leadership, management and administration, as well as representation of the project to USAID, the Government of Nigeria, and other key stakeholders.

The COP will ensure adherence to technical and programmatic quality, compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, or a related technical field.
  • At least ten years’ experience working on orphan and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs or related health and social services programs;
  • At least five years of senior technical or managerial level experience on USAID and/or PEPFAR programs, with demonstrated knowledge of USAID and/or PEPFAR guidelines, regulations and reporting requirements (previous COP experience strongly preferred);
  • State-of-the-art technical knowledge in one or more OVC technical areas (such as social protection programming, economic strengthening, early childhood development, child protection, health and nutrition, social welfare systems strengthening, adolescent girls’ programming, care and support for children and adolescents living with HIV, or other relevant area), demonstrated by at least three years of senior management in this field;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the social welfare and health system structures and policies in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage government ministries, departments and agencies, and represent OVC priorities and issues;
  • Experience in financial, administrative and technical management of large grants involving consortium members, sub-recipient partners, or other teaming arrangements;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English;
  • Proven ability to work independently, plan strategically and analyze situations critically;
  • Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – HIV SERVICES

JOB SUMMARY
The Technical Director, HIV Services will have oversight of components of the project that interface with clinical service provision to contribute directly towards the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.

S/he will ensure technical quality of HIV prevention and screening interventions and ensure a smooth clinic-community continuum of services for children and adolescents living with HIV.

S/he will work closely with other members of the technical team to ensure smooth integration of HIV services with cross-cutting areas of OVC programming, including household economic strengthening, nutrition, parenting, child protection, and access to education, in line with PEPFAR guidelines and global standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
A primary degree in Medicine, Nursing or equivalent, with a relevant Master’s level qualification;

  • At least seven years of experience working on health projects in a development context, with at least three years implementing or managing HIV-focused clinical and/or community-based services;
  • Technical expertise and experience with clinical programming domain guidelines around HIV testing and counseling, PMTCT, HIV-exposed infants, and CLHIV care and support;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy and programs serving vulnerable adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition;
  • Hands-on experience with PEPFAR project management processes and application of PEPFAR technical and administrative guidelines;
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s institutional, policy and programming context for HIV clinical and community services, including knowledge of the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage government and represent OVC priorities and issues as they relate to children and adolescent living with or at high risk of HIV;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate a team working with state and local government, community organizations, communities and families;
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) DIRECTOR

JOB SUMMARY

  • The MEAL Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • S/he will ensure that feasible and efficient MEAL systems are designed and implemented, allowing the project team to meet its reporting requirements and provide meaningful and timely data to measure project impact and progress and support programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making.
  • S/he will be responsible for ensuring that consortium partners and sub-recipients submit complete and accurate data, and will lead in the preparation and upload of MER data reports to USAID and PEPFAR databases in line with donor timelines and regulations.
  • The MEAL Director will also oversee the development and implementation of research, learning and ICT4D initiatives on the program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,Statistics, Informatics, Epidemiology, or related field;

  • A postgraduate qualification in statistics, public health, health or social services research, informatics or related field;
  • At least 10 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation
    activities in a health or social services setting
  • Deep familiarity with PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting guidance, as demonstrated by at least five years of experience working on M&E in OVC or other PEPFAR programs;
  • Demonstrated experience developing M&E tools and designing and managing data collection systems to track project performance;
  • Demonstrated experience using project and national data for decision making and program adaptations;
  • Familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E of development programs, particularly in the health sector, using appropriate methods;
  • Demonstrated track record in designing and overseeing assessments, evaluations and operational research;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and roll out ICT-based data collection systems;
  • Proficiency in database management, familiarity with the NOMIS and DATIM;
  • Familiarity with statistical programs such as SPSS, EPI-Info and STATA;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate a team working with state and local government, community organizations, communities and families;
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Director, Program Management and Sustainability (DPMS) will support the CoP in providing technical and programmatic guidance and coordination to ensure that results are met.
  • The DPMS is accountable for all project management related activities, and for ensuring that consortium members, resource partners, sub-recipients and staff deliver high quality programming.
  • S/he oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of work plans according to agreed project approaches and strategies, and established technical program quality standards, regulations, and best practice.
  • The DPMS also provides leadership for initiatives to promote sustainability of OVC service delivery by engaging with and building influence with key stakeholders including the Government of Nigeria and other donors, as well as the private sector.
  • The DPMS will typically assume the duties of the Chief of Party while s/he is away on leave or travel duty.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum Master’s in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Child Development, or related field;
  • At least eight years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects in a development context.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least two of the following technical areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including care and support for CLHIV and ALHIV; quality improvement; social services systems strengthening, OVC policy and advocacy;
  • Extensive knowledge of policy, practice and structures within the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Deep familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID project management and reporting processes, indicators and guidelines;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with state and local community organizations, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and represent OVC priorities and issues effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, at national and sub-national levels;
  • A track record of overseeing the design and implementation of operational research;
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – SOCIAL SERVICES

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Technical Director Social Services will be responsible for maintaining state-of-the-art technical social services programming across the project.
  • S/he will lead the planning and delivery of training, accompaniment and technical support to consortium members and implementing partners on key OVC social service domains, and will monitor and ensure the technical soundness of project interventions as well as their alignment with national policy and global best practice.
  • The Technical Director is responsible for ensuring that quality improvement initiatives are in place to strengthen case management and referrals across the project, and ensure strong linkages between facility- and community- level service delivery points.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum Master’s in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Child Development, or related field;
  • At least eight years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects in a development context.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including care and support for CLHIV and ALHIV; quality improvement; social services systems strengthening, OVC policy and advocacy;
  • Extensive knowledge of policy, practice and structures within the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Deep familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID project management and reporting processes, indicators and guidelines;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with state and local community organizations, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and represent OVC priorities and issues effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, at national and sub-national levels;
  • A track record of overseeing the design and implementation of operational research;
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should download the “Application Form Below” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Note
“CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’.

DEADLINE: 26 January, 2018